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Si Gornick knows that small business owners don’t have that kind of marketing budget … not even close. That’s part of the reason he created Moovd. Moovd is a browser-based “kinetic typography” generator that you can use to create a similar ad or other presentation video for your small business. Read More
Staying on top of technological breakthroughs and innovations is important for business success. By doing so, you will be able to quickly adjust to market forces, save time and identify ways to streamline and strengthen your business processes. Read More
While most of the U.S. (and many others) is sweltering and not thinking of snow, leaves, Christmas or Hanukkah, small businesses who want to leverage more Holiday sales than last year – need to start preparing now. Read More
If you’re tired of reading self help books and seemingly never getting anywhere, you may be interested in a study that found a single factor — self-control — to be one of the primary keys to success. Read More
The latest of the ‘big’ social media networks, Google Plus, is one of the most feature rich platforms available and a great asset to any business active in social media. The problem is that Google Plus for business has not been adopted as widely as other social networks like Facebook and so most pe Read More

How to Share or Curate Content From Instagram

How to Share or Curate Content From Instagram Avatar Posted by ScottScanlon under Online Marketing
From http://curationsuite.com 38 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on June 20, 2014 5:08 pm
One of the best ways to create fresh and dynamic curated content is to curate from social media sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. In this post and video I’ll share how you can easily share content from Instagram and how you can find content to curate from Instagram. Read More
Many small businesses don't want ot share their secrets. It would canalize the business right? Not true. Here are wwo anecdotal stories that demonstrate how giving away knowledge will build trust and attract customers. Read More
Small business owners frequently do not have the capital to pursue new venues, and they can find it difficult to secure loans from banks. Startups and entrepreneurs may find many lending doors closed to them when they need it most. Crowdfunding is one way to obtain needed funds to bring your innova Read More
In 2013, marketers dropped a record $42.8 billion on internet advertising according to the trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau. To put that into perspective, during the same year, only about $40 billion was spent on broadcast television ads. But here’s the kicker: an estimated 36% of the bil Read More
There are quite a few online marketing and CRM platforms out there. One option that provides several solutions is Infusionsoft. Infusionsoft combines the elements of a CRM, marketing and eCommerce platforms. Here Julie Craft of Infusionsoft gives an overview of platform and the features it offers s Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …
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Marsha Friedman @marshafriedman Business Celebrity

Marsha Friedman believes your business should have more than just a brand. She believes your business should be a … More
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